Thursday, October 30, 2008

Media Temple's supports Django - Follow Up

I posted a while back about Media Temple announcing Django support for their Grid-Containers. I was excited at that time because I wanted to get into Django development. My wife and are working on a personal site together. The site is allowing me to mess about with Django.

Anyway, this morning I upgraded my service at Media Temple to support the Django framework. It was amazing how simple it was to get this setup. I went to my account center, upgraded and created my first Django application on my new production environment. After I started my application, I setup my Django settings to connect with my database. I then moved to the command line to ssh into my new Container environment, and deployed!

All I know, is my partner at work, Ian had issues a few months ago setting up and deploying a project we are working on. I guess XO Communications doesn't make it as easy. Then again, Media Temple has always been innovative when it comes to ease of use.

If your looking for a hosting company providing Django, I recommend Media Temple. This is not an endorsement. I've been using their services since 2001.


How Many Miles Per Gallon Does Your Body Get?

46.5 miles per gallon

Created by The Car Connection

Fun quiz created by The Car Connection. I like the sites css design. The quiz is fun as well. It also seems as though I'm doing well for myself.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Freeman Transport - Track Bike

Montana based bike company Freeman, has beautiful hand made bikes. Check-in your bike at the airport, how awesome is that?

I Got Hitched!

I'm back from beautiful Vermont where my wife and I got hitched. I would love to post pictures of our wedding, but I have to hold off until our site is launched.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

its-laS-tik by What's Ur Bag - Worse shopping bag on the planet

I pay a daily visit to whole foods on 25th street & 7th ave. We at Hungry Elephant take pride in helping the environment as much as we can. I've been using BAGGU bags for a few months now ( It's provided at the HE office ). A couple of weeks ago I bought my own unique grocery bag. I ended up purchasing the Chamelion at What's Ur Bag - USA. Long story short, it's a piece of crap. I don't like the elasticity it has. It creates this awkward arm movement while I'm walking. It totally disorients my walk. The advertisement on their site shows the bags full of items. Unfortunately they are resting on a table. When I load my bag up with groceries, the entire bag droops to the floor, sometimes dragging on the ground. I tried placing it over my shoulders, that just leaded to more discomfort. Overall I give this item a 0, for uselessness. Try doing a point system on that user story.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One Banana Peanut Butter on 12 Grain, please

I am a sucker for peanut butter. I tend to eat all types of interesting peanut butter sandwiches, banana & peanut butter, peanut butter & apple butter etc. Okay, maybe not that interesting but, finally, I can make my own peanut butter. I have got to put this on my Christmas list.

Eboy Interview at The Flash Blog

I've been digging the eboy team's work for a few years now. Last year I was excited to see them doing some cool t-shirts for Adobe. I almost won one of their shirts a while back, but unfortunately came out the loser. Check out this really cool interview by Mike Chambers and Lee Brimelow. I swear, these dudes are so inspiring.

Curious Pictures for Freelancer's Union

Cute short commercial by Curious Pictures for Freelancer's Union. Digging the Darwin like design.

Site of the Day: Announced

I was speaking with a very close friend of mine. He mentioned I should do a site of the day. Although I post external sites here infrequently - I think it's a great idea and will be continuing a daily blog of my favorite link for that day. I look forward to sharing my online inspirations.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

theselby: Beautiful Homes Around The World

I am one who loves visiting people's homes. This site features artsy apartments from Manhattan to London. It's a great inspiration for anyone who's into arts such as interior design and a liking for nick knacks. I personally like how cluttered they set up their places. I get to look at all the random items which could spark some kind of idea. Yeah, that sounded a little sad. Take it for what it's worth, I'm at a desk all day long.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

EventListener function creation shortcut

My co-worker Ian is a big Python developer. He loves all types of one liner code shortcuts. I have to say it is great working with him. I get to steal all types of neat tricks. Here is a shortcut when creating an event listener. You know it's the little things in life.

my_btn.addEventListener( MouseEvent.CLICK, function( event:MouseEvent ):void
trace( event.type );
} );

Free Download: The Fader Magazine Issue 57

Don't say I didn't tell you anything.

Dope Hand Made Fonts

I really dig these fonts. A little pricey for my blood, but I can see why. Estonia based design company HMF, specialize in unique nontraditional font design.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Flash CS4 Documentation is Live!

Vector and Array Performance Test by Mike Chambers

Mike Chambers does a performance test to see which is faster, Vector objects or Arrays. In his test, Vectors came out 60% faster. I'm it'll vary depending what you are doing.

Monday, October 6, 2008

JavaScript is coming strong...

I've recently been getting into frameworks other than Flex. My interest has primarely focused on Django, Drupal, YUI and jQuery. I am extremely impressed. All I have to say is...Flash needs to watch out, JavaScript is looking strong. Here are some reference materials: